HyperDic: islamic_party_of_turkestan

English > 1 sense of the expression Islamic Party of Turkestan:
NOUNgroupIslamic Party of Turkestan, Islamic Group of Uzbekistan, IMUa terrorist group of Islamic militants formed in 1996
English > Islamic Party of Turkestan: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA terrorist group of Islamic militants formed in 1996; opposes Uzbekistan's secular regime and wants to establish an Islamic state in central Asia; is a conduit for drugs from Afghanistan to central Asian countries.
SynonymsIslamic Group of Uzbekistan, IMU
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Instance ofterrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTOA political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
RegionUzbekistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, UzbekA landlocked republic in west central Asia

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